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Business in English at EC Cape Town

Do you know about the Business English courses in Cape Town As more companies are working beyond their countries and even language or cultural borders, English has become the lingua franca, the popular language of choice. Beyond the General English language courses EC Cape Town offers. we also have various Business English options that allows Business men and women in particular to brush up on their English AND have a course which is tailor-made for their needs.     The Business English course gives you more personalized attention and a course that suits the demands of your profession. Classes are smaller and more often the busy executive books private classes so that their immediate needs can be met, be that writing, speaking or business vocabulary.     However, there is also the option of doing both, ie General English in the morning and choosing the English for Work elective which has the added benefit of being in a class with other working professionals. In addition, students can choose additional private classes instead of the Elective, which will also provide personal attention. So, what are you waiting for? Contact us today to find out how we can assist your business requirements. Contact us now for more information on English courses in Cape Town  

Are you ready for an exam course @ EC Cape Town?

Many universities and companies these days require students to have a certain level of English. More university departments are offering courses in English and as companies extend their global reach, they require a team who can deal with the demands of the job… in English! If you are preparing to take an exam course at EC Cape Town, here are a few tips to help you along. Firstly, you need to know if your university needs an IELTS or Cambridge score. They are not that different in terms of the skills they are grading but the preparation does change and there are a few technical differences. For example, the IELTS exam expires after 2 years but, in theory, any of the Cambridge courses is valid forever (as long as you can show you are actively using the language, ie in your work, writing or other regular communication).     Secondly, Cambridge exam courses have a huge focus on grammar in the exam and thus you will need a teacher or school to prepare. IELTS does not have such a direct grammar focus in the exam (as it is assumed you already know how to use complex written and spoken constructions.     Once you have decided to take any of these courses, you will need to start preparing: Read every and anything so that you are confident reading within time constraints and to improve your vocabulary. You will get various reading texts in either of these exams and some of them might not be your preferred material, so you need to feel comfortable with all kinds of reading material – start now! Watch movies, series and documentaries so that you are exposed to various accents and subject matter. In this way you will develop your knowledge about the world and … Read more

Reflecting on the day

My first extraordinary experience at EC Cape Town

Jessica wrote this beautiful article talking about her first few days in Cape Town. She is currently in Intermediate and doing the Business English Elective I start this article with some important and simple advice to make your cultural exchange extraordinary and lovely. After you read you will understand as they were important to me. Make friends in you first few days Be positive about the people, Be friendly   On my first Saturday in Cape Town I went on an incredible adventure together with 4 new friends. We rented a car and drove to 3 of the best places in Cape Town: Boulders Beach, Cape Point and Chapman’s Peak Drive. Our adventure started in the morning of a sunny day. Our first stop was Boulders Beach. This beach is famous mainly because of the local residents, the penguins. There we could watch the penguins in real life: how they walk, eat, reproduce, etc. It’s a fact: the penguins almost seem to pose for pictures. It is worth highlighting the natural beauty of this place: soft sand, crystal clear water and abundant trees. After this cute stop, we took a deserved ice cream break and went to our next stop: Cape Point. Cape Point is in the Cape of Good Hope nature reserve with vibrant, natural beauty. It is also an international icon of great historical value regarding the sea route to India and the East. There we walked until the lighthouse at 238 meters above sea level, where we could see the collision between the cold Benguela current of the Atlantic Ocean and the warm Agulhas Current of the Indian Ocean. An incredible view and experience!   Going out of Cape Point, we followed Chapman’s Peak Drive. A spectacular road that hugs the near vertical face of the mountain from Hout … Read more